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Class of 2023 Secures Excellent High School Choices for Secondary Schools


Class of 2023 Secures Excellent High School Choices for Secondary Schools

Our soon-to-be graduating class of 2023 has achieved excellent secondary school placement results,  which is a testament to their collective character, scholarship, and multiplicity of talents. These 38 students have secured places at over 20 high schools, including independent day schools, Catholic schools, and boarding schools. Two students have also chosen to attend their local public schools, bringing the total of schools this class will attend to 26. We are incredibly proud of this class and all they have accomplished this year, both in the classroom and outside of it, and we look forward to their visits back to St. Patrick’s in the years to come. Once a Wolfhound, always a Wolfhound!

Washington-Area Day School Results

As in prior years, many of our students will attend a variety of independent high schools in the DMV. This year, the single largest number of our class of 38 students will attend Sidwell Friends (four students), with three students each at Landon, Stone Ridge, Bullis, and Edmund Burke. Two students will attend both St. Andrew’s and Holy Child, and one each will attend Georgetown Visitation, Holton, Madeira, Maret, McLean, Sandy Spring Friends, St. Albans, St. Anselm’s, and St. John’s. Additionally, one student will attend Banneker High School, one Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, and one is relocating and will attend Tampa Preparatory School.

In addition to the day schools our students will be attending, they also received acceptances from Bishop McNamara, Field, Georgetown Day, National Cathedral, Potomac, and St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes.

Boarding School Results 

Eight students applied to at least one boarding school, and six students total will attend a total of five boarding programs: Avon Old Farms (CT), Berkshire (MA), Choate Rosemary Hall (CT), Lawrenceville (NJ), and Millbrook (NY). Students were also accepted at Episcopal (VA), Foxcroft (VA), Kent (CT), Mercersburg (PA), Pomfret (CT), Proctor (NH), Rectory (CT), and Salisbury (CT). 

The Five-Year Numbers

Over the past five years, the over 200 students who have graduated from the MacArthur Campus have attended a variety of independent schools, some of which do not become available until Grade 9. In recent years, those schools have included Georgetown Prep, Georgetown Visitation, Gonzaga, Madeira, and St. John’s, along with boarding schools, mainly in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. 

With about 22 students across the last five years attending boarding schools, other recent destinations have included Christ Church (VA), George (PA), Masters (NY), Salisbury (CT), Episcopal (VA),  St. George’s (RI), St. Mark’s (MA), St. Paul’s (NH), and Woodberry Forest (VA).

With respect to day schools, the most frequent destinations across the past five years have been the paired single-sex Cathedral schools (17) of St. Albans (11) and NCS (6), Bullis (13), the paired single-sex schools of Holton and Landon (11),  Maret (11), St. Andrew’s (11), Sidwell Friends (11), Madeira (9), and Stone Ridge (8). Other frequent destinations have included Georgetown Day (6), Potomac (6), Holy Child (5), Field (5), and Edmund Burke (4). Several students attended the Catholic high schools of Georgetown Visitation, Gonzaga, St. Anselm’s, and St. John’s during that five-year period, while two attended Georgetown Prep.

As you can see, our graduates attend a wide variety of outstanding schools, finding their way to schools that fit each of them well. We are proud of every one of them and know that they will make their next schools better places for their presence. 

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